The skincare specialists of MEDermis Facials rarely distract themselves with fad facials and hot new treatments. That's because they've found one treatment to be the most effective way to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and pigment problems: medical microdermabrasion. Their microdermabrasion system of choice is the Parisian Peel, a device that buffs dead skin cells with a stream of microcrystals, sweeps them away with gentle vacuum suction, and puts them to rest with the help of a tiny Grim Reaper. In about 30 minutes, the treatment can help soften signs of aging and jump-start the skin's collagen production, and doesn't require the downtime of chemical peels or surgery. To nourish the newly revealed layer of skin, MEDermis Facials carries the DermaMedics line of anti-aging skincare formulas.
Amid leafy foliage and tribal art adorning earth-toned walls, Austin Laser Clinic's experienced physician and laser technicians wield beams during aesthetic treatments. Led by medical director Dr. Joanne Davis—who got her start in laser application by volunteering for a nonprofit that removed gang-related tattoos—the experienced team tends to patients in private treatment rooms. There, lasers work to evict unwanted hair or spider veins. The clinic specializes in tattoo removal, erasing, reducing, or correcting unwanted designs or out-of-date treasure maps.
Unless they're wizards, people don't restore their youthful looks by casting spells on their skin. Instead, they head to Aesthetica Med Spa, where Dr. David L. Sneed, Sharon M. Sneed, PhD, and their team of skin-care professionals work their own form of magic with services that defy aging. Photofacials, Juvederm injections, and laser skin resurfacing remove years from appearances without erasing those years' memories. Specialists also augment bodily fa?ades with everything from laser tattoo removal to lash tinting and lip augmentation.
At Laser Therapy Clinic Of Austin, highly trained technicians?some of whom have performed more than 20,000 laser procedures?do more than just zap away unwanted hair. They also make sure their clients enjoy custom treatment plans and utter privacy. No two clients are ever in the clinic at once, ensuring total patient-staff confidentiality and exclusive access to the waiting room's stock of Highlights magazines. To keep patients comfortable during treatment, the staff wields only FDA-approved GentleLase lasers by Candela, which are equipped with a skin-soothing cooling device and may also be used to treat spider veins, wrinkles, age spots, and hemangiomas. Complimentary consultations take into account factors such as general health and skin type before determining treatment routes for each client, and technicians keep flexible hours to accommodate all kinds of schedules.
Traditional medicine never quite did the trick for Nicole Lenffer. Prior to earning her acupuncture and herbalist licenses from the Texas Medical Board, she suffered from various health problems that never responded to her doctor's prescriptions. In 2000, she tried acupuncture on a whim. It left a deep impression, because not only did she feel better, she decided to abandon her desire to be a teacher in favor of focusing on traditional Oriental medicine.
Today, 10 years after first opening Natural Health Center of Austin, Nicole's commitment to acupuncture continues unabated. She begins each client relationship with a free consultation and Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, which helps her determine whether health conditions will respond to acupuncture and if patients are alive. Post-acupuncture, patients often find that the treatment yields the same results it did for Nicole, bringing relief from maladies such as allergies, fibromyalgia, and emotional imbalances.
The laser technicians at Novopelle rid physiques of unwanted hair using Candela GentleLase or GentleYAG lasers, which have been proven safe for all skin types. To further their commitment to skin, they also revitalize faces with facials, peels, and rejuvenation treatments. In addition, they administer lipotropic and hormone injections as well as capsules and topical lotions to aid in weight loss.